Hi! I’m Peter D. Adams

Based out of Santa Monica, California, Peter D. Adams is a photographer specializing in landscape, weather, cityscape, and philosophical-based images.

Born into a working class family in the mining heartlands of Yorkshire, England, he was always fascinated by the juxtaposition of abstract industrialization and the wealth of beautiful countryside in his home region.

During the mid-90′s, Peter attended senior high. It was at this time he had to academically narrow his focus. Due to his love of the physical environment, Geography was an obvious choice. However, to offset the scientific aspects of this subject, he also chose to study photography.

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In 1997, Peter attended Sussex University in Brighton, England to study Geography. Whilst at university, Peter’s photography took a hiatus: “When I was at Sussex [University], I was just too busy with my studies, I was still interested in the art-form and would readily go to exhibitions whenever I could”.

In 2001, Peter graduated from Sussex University and moved to Finland. He returned to the UK in 2002 and promptly got his first career job as a GIS Analyst. It was at this point his interest in photography was re-ignited: “My job involved analyzing tile after tile of digital aerial photography as part of a mapping project. I guess this got me interested in visualization again”.
In 2005, Peter returned to Finland where he got a job as a software QA consultant. The diverse seasons of Finland; cold dark snowy winters, and warm summers with long days, with every other type of weather sandwiched in-between, were an inspiration: “It was in Finland that I realized that people do not look up enough…we walk around with our heads in the sand, when we have such majestic skies above us!”. During this time, Peter undertook several commissioned works and commercial projects, but in the main, photography was something he did only for himself.

After a month long vacation in the Southwestern USA, Peter left Finland in 2008 for a new job and life in Southern California. His love of photography grew in tandem with the size of the skies and landscapes at his doorstep.

In 2009, he was chosen one of 28 artists for a prestigious wildlife art show at the San Bernardino County Museum: “I was astonished to be chosen for this show. My work was mainly landscape, not wildlife orientated, unlike many of the other artists who had been selected from as far away as Washington State”. As the featured artist, he received a lot of press coverage: “It was something to be really proud of, as it validated my work, something which I am always very critical of”.

The work of Peter D. Adams is ever-evolving, just like the weather he is inspired by: “I hope that my photographs can affect a person and provoke an emotional connection to them. Most of all, I want the images to inspire a person to think, to visualize, but also to just look up, look around, look at each other, and look within themselves.”

“Great Jack of his trade and Master of photography! Peter brilliantly captured many of my life´s travel destinations and brought them back to my home.“
Wilfrid K — Helsinki, Finland

“Ansel is fantastic! He exceeded all expectations in every respect, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone in an instant. Thank you again for the incredibly important part you played in the most important day of my life.“
Eva O’Leary — Recently Married

“Ansel is fantastic! He exceeded all expectations in every respect, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone in an instant. Thank you again for the incredibly important part you played in the most important day of my life.“
Eva O’Leary — Recently Married

Clients

Adidas, Asics, Nike, Alex + Velea, Audi, Boardman Bikes, Bupa, Mr Porter, Soho House, Tate Britain, Huck Magazine.

Publications

It’s Nice That, Telegraph Magazine, Hunger TV, Design Week, Paul Smith World, Wallpaper*, Photomonitor.


Thanks for viewing the world through my eyes — I hope you enjoy my site and the work that I’m doing. Got something for me? Get in touch or email feedback@pdaphoto.com

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